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Open Call for Project Proposals from UCSB Faculty

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The UCSB Crossroads program seeks proposals from faculty for interdisciplinary research collaborations, incorporating graduate fellows and leading to undergraduate AND/OR professional masters course creation or development of existing departmental courses.

Faculty seeking new collaborations, as well participation in pre-existing UCSB Crossroads projects, are welcome to apply, provided that three or more faculty members—from at least two different disciplines—serve as primary instructors.

CROSSROADS SUPPORT FOR STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

The UCSB Crossroads awards will provide one year of support for three to five doctoral students as Crossroads Fellows. They will receive fellowship support from the Graduate Division for one quarter, and will be supported as TAs or Associates for another quarter by the Dean of the participating academic College or Division.

Up to $1,000 per Fellow may be available to support research activities associated with the project; these funds can be pooled to assist an entire project.

Deadline for Proposals:  October 20, 2017

Proposals should be sent to Bruce Kendall at bruce.kendall@graddiv.ucsb.edu by October 20, 2017.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Josh Kuntzman at joshua.kuntzman@graddiv.ucsb.edu.



What is UCSB Crossroads?

UCSB Crossroads is a year-long, multi-faceted interdisciplinary research experience for UC Santa Barbara doctoral students that also encompasses the undergraduate classroom through curriculum development and closely mentored teaching.

The program takes its name from the multiple intersections involved: of disciplines; of research and teaching; and of faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates.

UCSB Crossroads is program brought to you by the UCSB Graduate Division in collaboration with the Office of Research, the Office of Instructional Development, and the Deans of the College of Letters and Science, the College of Engineering, the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, and the Bren School of Environmental Science and ManagementThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1633764.

CLICK HERE for more information on PRIOR UCSB CROSSROADS PROJECTS

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 August 15, 2017

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February 8, 2017

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship award secured by a partnership between the UCSB Graduate Division and Bren School 


June 23, 2016

Read more about last year's UCSB Crossroads program in The Current story "A Bridge to Discovery."

Program Details

Faculty members and doctoral students collaborate on one or more year-long research projects through the auspices of a team-taught graduate seminar that includes the fellows as well as other graduate students.

The research is then translated into the undergraduate classroom and/or for appropriate fields, like the professional Master’s classroom.

UCSB Crossroads participants are encouraged to sign up for GRAD 210, the UCSB Graduate Division's first-ever class offering designed for graduate students interested in a career in college and university teaching. 

A  goal of the Crossroads program is to enhance undergraduate learning through the infusion of research into the curricula.

Fellowship Support

Crossroads projects involve three (or more) faculty members from at least two departments. Each project receives one year of support for three to five doctoral students as Crossroads Fellows. For two quarters they receive fellowship support from the Graduate Division and for one quarter they are supported as TAs or Associates, with funding provided by the Dean of the participating academic College or Division.

For more information on how to submit a faculty proposal or to join the program as a UCSB Crossroads fellow, contact Dr. Bruce Kendall at bruce.kendall@graddiv.ucsb.edu.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.